September 18, 2019

Library Plaza Grand Opening Photos

Great news! The Library Plaza officially opened this past Saturday. Suddenly we have a new, beautiful space in downtown White Plains to enjoy. The Plaza offers great environments to spend time with friends, read and relax, explore the native plantings, or enjoy lunch from the Library's Everyday Healthy Cafe. Here's a link to photos from the ribbon cutting.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Coming Soon

Thanks to generous support from donors to the White Plains Library Foundation, we're in the process of replacing some of our most heavily used furniture with terrific new seating and tables. Designed for comfort, durability and portability, the beautiful chairs pictured here will be easily moved around the Edge to accommodate quiet reading, group activities, or hanging out with friends. Thank you, donors.

Demystifying Medicare

"De-mystifying Medicare and Health Care Coverage for Seniors" will be presented on Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. in collaboration with the Westchester Library System's Seniors Out Speaking (SOS) program. Bring your questions and your cards to this session. Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registeration is requested at (914) 271-3236.

Date Change: Genealogy Workshop

Have you recently started exploring your family’s history or want to begin? If so, you'll want to register for an upcoming four-week genealogy workshop that will now be held Tuesday, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 at 2:00 p.m. (pushed back one week due to the religious holiday). Registration required and it is recommended that participants attend all four weeks. Register before October 1st at our online calendar here or by calling (914) 422-1480.

Mindfulness for Teens

Join Andrea Deierlein from Thrive Reiki on Monday, September 23rd at 4:00 p.m. for some fun and relaxation. We’ll learn how mindfulness techniques, such as breathing and meditation, can promote calmness and creativity. We’ll also explore mind-body awareness with exercises and games. This program is for grades 6-12. Registration is recommended; to register, visit our online calendar here.

Artists' Loft

Art Bennett will host a music & visual arts workshop with Lana Yu next Wednesday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m. Musicians of all musical skill levels are welcome. Bring your instrument and any tunes you want to work on, or just bring your ears to relax and listen. Art likes to run a workshop-style event, where you get a chance to see how musicians who have never played before work together to create! An electric piano and a PA will be available. For more information, visit our calendar here.

Around the Web

The big indie books of fall 2019.

5 books about Hong Kong to better understand its unrest.

Here’s the 2019 National Book Award Longlist for Poetry.

Leah Price on why "books won't die."

Full-size replica of the TARDIS, the time and space travel device used in Doctor Who,is one of the largest little free libraries.

Photo of The Week

Above: Storm clouds over Main Street. Photo by Lorella B.

We want your photos! In each issue of This Week on Martine we feature one patron submitted photo that was taken in White Plains. To submit your photography for a chance to be featured, visit our submission page, upload a photo, and fill out our form with a short description of the photo and your name.
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